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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Eyeing Everest
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'Fifteen-year-old Meika lives with her mother in the northern suburbs of Hobart, but spends many of her weekends at her aunt's place in the Derwent Valley. It's here Meika is told stories about her father, a man with a love for the wilderness who left Australia for Nepal after Meika's mother left him fourteen years earlier.When yet another affair ends for her, Meika's mum commits suicide and Meika is left with the task of trying to unravel her mum's last hours. What she finds out sends her life into a tailspin. She gets involved with Hobart street kids and soon is in trouble with the police. It's Meika's aunt - her guardian now - who assists her again. She arranges for Meika to travel to the Everest Track in Nepal to meet a father she has never seen before. What transpires on the Everest Track, in the Himalayas, forms the bulk of the story'. (Source: author's website.)

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

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On Travel, Lifelong Students, and Asking 'What If?' Steve Tolbert , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Access , vol. 19 no. 1 2005;
Tolbert discusses the origins of many of his works, and how they all began with a 'what if' question. Includes a discussion of works-in-progress that later became the short stories 'Surfing for Wayan,' 'Summits,' and 'Tunnelling Cu Chi.'
Untitled Stella Lees , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 5 no. 4 1997; (p. 51)

— Review of Eyeing Everest Steve Tolbert , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 5 no. 4 1997; (p. 51)

— Review of Eyeing Everest Steve Tolbert , 1996 single work novel
On Travel, Lifelong Students, and Asking 'What If?' Steve Tolbert , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Access , vol. 19 no. 1 2005;
Tolbert discusses the origins of many of his works, and how they all began with a 'what if' question. Includes a discussion of works-in-progress that later became the short stories 'Surfing for Wayan,' 'Summits,' and 'Tunnelling Cu Chi.'
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    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
  • Derwent Valley, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
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